Colin Armstrong

Chris Sacre

Mark Kirby

Kirk Washington

Rick Hopp


President/CEO HTEC & CENCO Innovations

President/CEO/Owner Sacré-Davey Engineering


Vice President Corporate Development/Sacré-Davey Engineering


Colin is a professional mechanical engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the hydrogen sector. He is a founder of HTEC and has lead the company since 2012. Colin is the driving force behind the development of British Columbia’s hydrogen station network, opening Canada’s first retail hydrogen fueling station in 2018. The first six stations – in Greater Vancouver and Victoria – will be in operation in 2020 and will enable the deployment of the first 1,000 zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles in the province.  Prior to HTEC, Colin led hydrogen initiatives at Sacré-Davey Engineering, including an integrated waste hydrogen utilization project and the fueling project for a fleet of fuel cell buses operating in Whistler. Colin was also an investor and the lead engineer at Dynetek Industries (high-pressure carbon fiber gas storage cylinders) and worked at Ballard Power Systems to develop fuel cell manufacturing systems. Colin has been on the Board of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association since 2011.

President & CEO



Brian has 20 years experience as a CFO of high growth public and private companies in the energy, alternative energy, food processing, mineral exploration and technology sectors. Brian became a Chartered Accountant in 1987, working with Ernst and Young in Toronto and Hong Kong. He has served as a Director or Audit Committee Member of three public companies and has significant international finance experience. For four years he was Project Manager, Business Development with Westcoast Energy International in their Latin American group. He has completed equity issues in excess of $130 million and project financing of over $500 million. He is a finance professional contributing to emerging companies in the areas of reporting and internal control, strategy, negotiations, operations, and mergers and acquisitions.



Gerhard has over sixteen years' experience in the mechanical and process design of gas, water, and thermal systems in Canada, Australia, the United States and Europe. He spent over seven years in the hydrogen fuel cell transportation sector working with Daimler Benz on engine development for buses, and the battery replacement market for industrial forklifts.


Gerhard started and ran a successful consulting firm/partnership in Australia for eight years. He managed clients' $80-100M/yr capital projects portfolio for five years, improving portfolio’s on-budget delivery and streamlined project development and approval processes, and was a member of numerous large project development teams ($100M-$1B project spend) providing engineering design for gas extraction plants, water pumping stations, and underground mine services.

VP Engineering


Patric is a clean technology executive and a mechanical engineer with over 25 years' experience in the development of fuel systems for alternative fuels. He was a member of the founding team of Westport Innovations and part of the leadership team that built the company from a university spin-off to a global industry leader in alternative fuel systems. As Westport's CTO, Patric was involved in fuel systems technology and product development for the utilization of gaseous fuels in a wide range of applications. Patric sponsored a few hydrogen projects at Westport, including the utilization of natural gas and hydrogen blends in transit buses and the investigation of high-pressure injection of hydrogen in engines in partnerships with European and North American engine manufacturers. 


After leaving Westport, Patric consulted to several clean technology organizations, providing services related to future heavy-duty vehicle technologies, sectoral emissions reduction strategies, market positioning of new renewable fuels, and technology leadership for a new start-up involved with an innovative refrigeration system.             

VP Infrastructure


© 2013-2020 by HTEC - Hydrogen

North Vancouver, BC, Canada

  • LinkedIn Social Icon